1+ months

R&D System Research Analyst (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Sandia Enterprise Planning and Integration team is seeking an R&D S&E, Systems Research and Analysis analyst, to work within a team that builds and applies technical computer models that forecast future work for Sandia and produce management analytics. These analytics support the Nuclear Deterrents (ND) portfolio by providing decision support insight and business impacts. The decision domains include Sandia’s ability to support future work, adjustments to current work, how changes impact commitments of Sandia Labs and other Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) sites, and the timing implications of different stockpile scenarios and related capital investments.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Learn Sandia business areas by interacting with SMEs and managers in many Sandia organizations to define and document forecasting strategies that will enable business decisions and have a positive impact

+ Participate in efforts associated with Sandia business workload forecasting; team with Design Agencies, Environmental Test facilities and Productions Agencies across Sandia to characterize future work

+ Collaborate with several departments across Sandia to develop, detail and standardize model parameters used to inform software algorithms that calculate and report workload

+ Partner with Sandia, NNSA and NSE sites staff and management to define use cases that ensure workload and capacity models provide valuable insights and address key business impact questions

+ Learn about Stockpile Planning, and how requirements translate into demand for Sandia and the National Security Enterprise (NSE)

+ Collaborate within Sandia and across the NSE to ensure that results from sites’ models can be compared and combined to produce an enterprise perspective of stockpile configurations under consideration

+ Participate in presentations to (Sandia and sometimes NNSA/NSE) leadership to convey project scope, highlight success, and articulate business transformation opportunities and costs.

+ Support management in refining project requirements, process and design documentation to effectively communicate customer needs, organizational strategies, and anticipated future customer needs

+ Discover new methods of illustrating data to indicate multiple dimensions and perspectives while revealing themes and explain key assumptions driving best solutions

*This position will primarily work on campus every day, with some telecommuting possible

*This position will potentially require some travel

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science subject area and five years of relevant experience.

+ Ability to acquire a US DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Effective verbal and written skills to include communicating with multi-functional teams and management

+ Desire to engage and collaborate with others (both inside and outside department) to define and simplify the input and output of data models to drive speed and efficiency of analytics reporting

+ Passion for business improvement and shaping decisions based on timely insight from data and models

+ Experience with enterprise level data assumptions, data collection, analysis, and business analytics

+ Experience with creative organization and/or visualization of complex data

+ Experience creating complex MS Excel models

+ Experience in the Nuclear Deterrents (ND) business

+ Knowledge of the NSE - experience working with NNSA and with other sites within the NSE

+ Experience as a design or production engineer and/or project leader

+ Active US DOE Q clearance

About Our Team:

The NW Enterprise Modeling and Analytics Department develops and integrates enterprise models for Sandia and NNSA and performs long range stockpile analysis. This organization develops and maintains NNSA models for scenario-based workload estimates and NSE-wide assumptions. This organization leads and conducts model-based analytics for Sandia and NNSA leadership to evaluate enterprise workload and capacity.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682757



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-27 Expires: 2022-06-15

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